The danger of a single story.

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Jim told me about this TED talk a year or so ago and how amazing it was. This lady from Nigeria shares the importance of hearing all parts of a people, a culture, a country…instead of focusing on ONE story. I urge you to listen to this 2 minute clip from it that really sums it up. AMAZING and powerful words that ring very true for HAITI as well. So much of the news and media portray ONE story about Haiti and as she said…“SHOW A PEOPLE AS ONE THING, AS ONLY ONE THING, OVER & OVER AGAIN, & THAT IS WHAT THEY WILL BECOME.”

Jim and I want to be a very small part of helping the world know the OTHER parts of the Haitian people and country. They are SO MUCH MORE than what the news and media share time & again. We look forward to when we are living there and can share real life stories with you all so you all can have a different view & perspective and better know how to pray for the amazing country of Haiti!

“I’VE ALWAYS FELT THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ENGAGE PROPERLY WITH A PLACE OR A PERSON WITHOUT ENGAGING WITH ALL OF THE STORIES OF THAT PLACE AND THAT PERSON.” 

LINK TO 2 MINUTE CLIP: CLICK HERE

 

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